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Issue 12
October, 2010

In this issue, you'll read:
Student Profile: Alicia Krones
Family Day October 30
Danish Gymnastics Team wows crowds
GV Homecoming recap
Rasmussen building runner-up for Smartest Building in America
Danish business students visit campus
Woodrow Wilson Week at GV
Langrock Suites dedicated
Men's Soccer Coach Reid achieves 300th win
Nielsen Concert Series - November 7
Photography Exhibit: The World of Trees – A black and white study
Alumni benefits

Student Profile: Alicia Krones

Twenty-year old biology major, Alicia Krones '11, chose GV because of its size and affordability. Coming from a small high school, Osage, Krones felt GV would offer her an easy transition, and it has.

"From day one I've never felt like I was alone. There was someone willing to assist me, including my professors, other students, and staff members," said Krones.

As Krones finishes her senior year, she is making plans to attend dental school next fall at the University of Iowa. Krones commented, "I'm excited to see how my experience at GV has prepared me to enter dental school. I feel GV has really helped me develop my social and leadership skills, in addition to my academic skills."

Krones is more than just a biology student; she is actively involved in Viking Volunteers, Tri Beta, Residence Hall Association, Academic Tutoring, Presidential Fellowship, and works in the biology lab. Krones said she had many opportunities to hold officer positions in some of these groups and clubs, which gave her the chance to exercise her leadership skills. Due to her involvement in a variety of activities, she made connections with different areas on campus, which allowed her to meet many people.

As the spring of 2011 nears, Krones said she will miss the closeness of the GV community but looks forward to continuing her friendships as she starts the next chapter of her life. "I know almost every person in my major classes, and it has been fun learning together with them. I will also miss residential life; living in close quarters with other students has been a blast."


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Family Day October 30






Many activities and events are planned for current students and their families! The Bookstore will be open and offering Family Day specials from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration and check-in is from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the Student Center Lobby, and a welcome by President Henning will take place at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Student Life Panel. From 10 - 11:30 a.m. families will compete against each other in The Grand Race, as they race around campus to test their GV knowledge. Prizes will be awarded for creativity, correct answers and more.

A tailgate lunch at Williams Stadium will begin at 11:45 a.m. Families are invited to watch the Grand View football team take on Iowa Wesleyan College at 1:00 p.m. Following the game the Grand View Choir will perform at Luther Memorial Church at 4:30 p.m., with a parent's meet and greet reception afterward. Art and photography exhibits will also be open for viewing throughout the day. Sign up
HERE.


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Danish Gymnastics Team wows crowds

The DGI Southeast Performance Team visited Grand View October 15 - 19. The team, consisting of 38 gymnasts between the ages of 18 and 32 (17 women and 21 men) arrived at the Des Moines International Airport to a welcoming committee Friday, October 15.

The team toured the Des Moines area and visited the Farmer's Market, State Historical Society, State Capitol, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, and the Salisbury House.

The gymnasts were invited to an aebleskive brunch and cultural exchange at Luther Memorial Church Sunday morning. Afterward, they prepared for their first performance in the United States, which was nothing short of spectacular.

The public performance was hosted in Sisam Arena which quickly filled with spectators excited to see the Denmark team perform. Following the performance, the gymnasts held an autograph session.

The second performance, Monday morning, was reserved for three area elementary schools and the Boys and Girls Club. Following this performance the gymnasts took a campus tour and enjoyed dinner with the Danish Brotherhood and host families. A farewell bonfire took place outside the Langrock Suites and the campus community was invited to roast marshmallows and say farewell to the gymnasts.

The team's tour in the United States continues through October 31. Stops include the Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa, a performance at Midland Lutheran in Freemont, Neb., and a visit to St. Louis and Chicago.


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GV Homecoming recap

Grand View Homecoming festivities took place September 24 - 26. The event started off Friday with the Alumni College, featuring speakers Joy Ibsen '60 and Professor Mark Siebert. The President's Club Dinner was that evening and five members of the class of 1960 were recognized. Brian McDermott '76 and James Hallman '85 were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame; Chuck Shockley '83, Mike Brodie '70, and Sonja Walker '62 were honored for their distinguished service as alumni.

Saturday morning started off with a bang with over 200 runners/walkers participating in the Viking 5K, followed by a picnic lunch, car show, face painting, and a victory for the GV football team against Waldorf. The weekend was capped off with a performance by the GV Choir during the worship service at Luther Memorial Church, followed by brunch.

To see a video of homecoming events, click
HERE; for photos, click HERE.


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Rasmussen building runner-up for Smartest Building in America

The Rasmussen Center for Community Advancement Professions, completed in the fall of 2008, was awarded runner-up in the Smartest Building in America Challenge. The Smartest Building in America Challenge honors smart people who have put their building automation system to full use. The buildings honored showed real innovation to prove they were the smartest in America. The building houses the art, education, human services, criminal justice, political sciences, psychology, and sociology departments. As runner-up, Grand View receives $15,000 in products and services from the Building Technologies division of Siemens or a $15,000 donation to a qualified charity.


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Danish business students visit campus

Grand View hosted 21 students and two faculty from the Vejle Business College in Denmark, September 30 - October 6. Eleven faculty and staff members volunteered as host families. The students attended classes throughout the week and spent afternoons participating in a variety of educational activities in the metro area, such as a discussion at Principal Financial, a visit to Pioneer, and a tour of the Capitol and Governor's area.


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Woodrow Wilson Week at GV

Woodrow Wilson Week at Grand View, October 18-22, included a special visit from Ms. Maria Karagianis, an award-winning writer, journalist, and social entrepreneur. Karagianis attended several classes throughout the week and provided an all-campus address on "How to Create a Meaningful Life" at Luther Memorial Church.

In addition to Karagianis' visit, nearly 250 Grand View volunteers packed 40,662 meals for "Meals from the Heartland." Another 165 volunteers offered assistance in campus beautification projects. This included spreading nearly two semi-loads of mulch and picking up trash around campus.

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Langrock Suites dedicated

The student suites were named in honor of Rev. Dr. Karl F. Langrock, who passed away in 2009 and was Grand View president from 1972 - 1988. It was during Langrock's presidency that GV transitioned from a two-year college to a baccalaureate degree college, thus creating a major milestone in the university's history. This was not Langrock's only major achievement on campus; he was also responsible for the construction of the Student Center and the Cowles Communication Building.

Langrock's son, Chuck, accepted a plaque in his father's honor during the August 26 ceremony and helped unveil the plaque that is displayed in the lobby of the Langrock Suites.

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Men's Soccer Coach Reid achieves 300th win

Grand View Men's Soccer Head Coach, Blair Reid collected his 300th career win with a victory over Graceland University September 14. Reid, in his 26th season at Grand View, has compiled an overall record of 300-187-28 and is currently No. 14 in the NAIA in winningest all-time coaches and No. 9 among active coaches.

It was a great game for Coach Reid's milestone victory, a hard fought match down to the wire. "I was very proud of our team's performance tonight; it was a hard fought match to the end. It was a special night and I couldn't help but to think of all of the players, including our assistant coaches, that have been through the program and had a hand in tonight's milestone victory," commented Reid.

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Nielsen Concert Series - November 7

Nielsen Concert Series
Solon Pierce, piano
Sunday, November 7, 3 p.m.
Viking Theater in the Student Center
2811 E. 14th Street
No admission fee

Solon Pierce will feature an amazing array of music from around the globe, tracing a variety of influences, including American works by William Bolcom and George Gershwin, French music of the volatile 1920s by Darius Milhaud inspired by Brazilian rhythms and ragtime, Russian works by Tchaikovsky and Scriabin, and one of the epitomes of German romanticism - Carnaval, Op 9, of Robert Schumann.

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Photography Exhibit: The World of Trees: A black and white study


Photographs by Judith Eastburn
October 18 - December 17

Eastburn explores landscape photographs from around the world. Many deal with trees, how they fit into their space and what expressive qualities they have.



Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.


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Alumni benefits

As Grand View alumni you worked hard to earn your degree and for that, you deserve some exclusive benefits! Click here to see all of the benefits.


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